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Breed Notes - 14 Nov 2019
THANK YOU, CRAIG, FOR THE INVITATION TO SUBMIT THE ODD NEWS ITEMS AND THOUGHTS TO YOUR BREED NOTES. SINCE THE DEMISE OF “DOG WORLD” I HAVE MISSED THE DISCIPLINE OF DOING THEM REGULARLY.

WITH A YOUNG 13-WEEK-OLD HOMEBRED PUPPY, AND HAVING MOVED INTO A NEW COUNTY, SHROPSHIRE, I WAS EXCITED TO ATTEND A NEW-TO-ME RINGCRAFT PUPPY CLASS ON WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR OUR “THURSDAY’S” FIRST PROPER OUTING. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE WHEN I WAS TOLD OFF FOR USING TREATS !! I SO WANTED MY NEW BABY TO ENJOY HER EVENING, SHE DOES LOVE TREATS AND I FELT THAT THEY WOULD ADD SO MUCH TO HER ENJOYMENT OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A RATHER DAUNTING EXPERIENCE, FIRST TIME. WHEN SHOWING AN ADULT, I CAN APPRECIATE THAT TREATS SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM, BUT WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE FOCUS OF A YOUNG PUPPY WITH THE ATTENTION SPAN OF A GNAT, WHAT COULD BE MORE HELPFUL THAN A SMALL PIECE OF CHEESE ? IT WAS A FUN EVENING, THOUGH, AND I WILL TRY TO BE GOOD AND ABIDE BY THE TEACHER’S RULES, ALTHOUGH TRAINING AT HOME WILL STILL BE ASSISTED BY TREATS !!

I HADN’T HAD CAUSE TO LOOK BEFORE, SO I WAS EXCITED TO NOTICE THAT I CAN TAKE MY PUPPY TO L.K.A. AS A SPECTATOR, FOR PAYMENT OF £6 I BELIEVE. WHAT A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR HER, AND SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO A BIT OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING INTO THE BARGAIN. WE CAN SEE THE HOVAWARTS THAT ARE COMPETING IN A.V.N.S.C. AND CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS AFTER A YEAR WHEN WE HAVE HARDLY BEEN TO ANY SHOWS AT ALL.

IF THE WATER BOARD ANNOUNCE A HOESEPIPE BAN NEXT YEAR, I SHALL SCREAM AND SCREAM AND SCREAM AND……..

ELAINE SHARPE
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01743 891310
This article was posted on: 09-Dec-19